Education Profile

  • PhD. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany, (July 2009-July 2013).
  • M.Sc in Communications Technology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, (April 2007-June 2009).
  • B.Sc. in Electronics, The Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon, (October 2002- September 2006).

Anas Chaaban was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CTL(Communication Theory Lab), KAUST. He now is an assistant professor in University of British Columbia (UBC), British Columbia , Canada

Selected Publications

Ph.D. Thesis

A. Chaaban, “Relaying for Interference Management,” Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany, July 2013.

M.S. Thesis

A. Chaaban, “Some Aspects of Adaptive Decoding of Concatenated Codes,” Institute of Telecommunications and Applied Information Theory, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, June 2009.

Journal Publications

1. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “The Approximate Capacity Region of the Gaussian Y-Channel via the Deterministic Approach,” IEEE Trans. on Info. Theory, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 939 – 962, Feb. 2015.

2. A. Chaaban, V. Sidorenko, and C. Senger, “On multi-trial Forney-Kovalev decoding of concatenated codes,” Advances in Mathematics of Communications (AMC), vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-20, Feb. 2014.

3. A. Chaaban, A. Sezgin, A. S. Avestimehr, “Approximate Sum Capacity of the Y-Channel,” IEEE Trans. on Info. Theory, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 5723-5740, Sept. 2013.

4. A. Chaaban, A. Sezgin, and D. Tuninetti, “Achieving Net Feedback Gain in the Linear-Deterministic Butterfly Network with a Full-Duplex Relay,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 7777 (in Memory of Rudolf Ahlswede), pp. 167–208,  2013.

5. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “On the Generalized Degrees of Freedom of the Gaussian Interference Relay Channel,” IEEE Trans. on Info. Theory, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 4432-4461, July 2012.

Conference Publications

1. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “When Can a Relay Reduce End-to-End Communication Delay?,” To appear in Proc. of the International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA), Sharjah, UAE, Feb. 2015.

2. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Interference Channels with Limited Feedback: Is Topological Interference Management the Best Solution?,” Proc. Of the International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications, and Coding (SCC), Hamburg, Germany, Feb. 2015.

3. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “On Channel Inseparability and the DoF Region of MIMO Multi-way Relay Channels,” Proc. of the International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications, and Coding (SCC), Hamburg, Germany, Feb. 2015.

4. H. Maier, A. Chaaban, and R. Mathar, “Symmetric Degrees of Freedom of the MIMO 3-Way Channel with MT×MR Antennas,” Proc. of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Nov. 2014.

5. H. Maier, A. Chaaban, and R. Mathar, “Degrees of Freedom of the MIMO 3-Way Channel,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA), Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 2014.

6. H. Maier, A. Chaaban, R. Mathar, and A. Sezgin, “Capacity Region of the Reciprocal Deterministic 3-Way Channel via Delta-Y Transformation,” Proc. of the 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton, USA, Oct. 2014.

7. S. Gherekhloo, A. Chaaban, and A. Sezgin, “Extended Generalized DoF Optimality Regime of Treating Interference as Noise in the X Channel,” Proc. of the 11th international symposium on wireless communication systems (ISWCS), Barcelona, Spain, August 2014.

8. A. Chaaban, H. Maier, and A. Sezgin, “Degrees-of-Freedom of Multi-way Device-to-Device Communications is Limited by 2,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 2014.

9. S. Gherekhloo, A. Chaaban, and A. Sezgin, “Resolving Entanglements in Topological Interference Management with Alternating Connectivity,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Honolulu, HI, USA, July 2014.

10. S. Gherekhloo, A. Chaaban, and A. Sezgin, “Coordination Gains in the Cellular Uplink with Noisy Interference,” Proc. of the 15th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Toronto, Canada, June 2014 (invited).

11. A. Chaaban, “On the Capacity Region of the 3-user Gaussian Interference Channel with Strong Interference,” Proc. of the European Wireless Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.

12. A. Chaaban, K. Ochs, and A. Sezgin, “Simultaneous Diagonalization: On the DoF Region of the K-user MIMO Multi-way Relay Channel,” Proc. of the European Wireless Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.

13. S. Gherekhloo, A. Chaaban, and A. Sezgin, “Topological Interference Management with Alternating Connectivity: The Wyner-Type Three User Interference Channel,” Proc. of the International Zurich Seminar on Communications (IZS), Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 2014

14. S. Gherekhloo, A. Chaaban, and A. Sezgin, “The Generalized Degrees of Freedom of the Interference Relay Channel with Strong Interference,” Proc. of the 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Allerton, USA, Oct. 2013.

15. A. Chaaban, K. Ochs, and A. Sezgin, “The Degrees of Freedom of the MIMO Y-channel,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.

16. A. Chaaban, S. Gherekhloo, and A. Sezgin, “Relays for Interference Management: Feed-back, Amplification and Neutralization,” Proc. of the 13th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Darmstadt, Germany, June 2013 (invited).

17. A. Chaaban, A. Sezgin, and D. Tuninetti, “Cooperation Strategies for the Butterfly Network: Neutralization, Feedback, and Computation,” Proc. of the 46th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, USA, Nov. 2012 (invited).

18. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Signal Space Alignment for the Gaussian Y- channel,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, July 2012.

19. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “The DoF of the K-user Interference Channel with a Cognitive Relay,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, July 2012.

20. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Lattice Coding and the Generalized Degrees of Freedom of the Interference Channel with Relay,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, July 2012.

21. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Relaying Strategies for the Interference Relay Channel,” Proc. of the 13th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Çeşme, Turkey, June 2012 (invited).

22. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Sub-optimality of Treating Interference as Noise in the Cellular Uplink,” Proc. of the 16th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Dresden, Germany, March 2012.

23. A. Chaaban and  A. Sezgin, “Capacity Results for a Primary MAC in the Presence of a Cognitive Radio,” Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 2011.

24. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “An Extended Etkin-Type Outer Bound on the Capacity of the Gaussian Interference Channel,” Proc. of the 45th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, USA, Nov. 2011.

25. AChaaban, A. Sezgin, and A. S. Avestimehr, “On the Sum Capacity of the Y-Channel,” Proc. of the 45th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, USA, Nov. 2011.

26. A. Chaaban, A. Sezgin, B. Bandemer, and A. Paulraj, “On Gaussian Multiple Access Channels with Interference: Achievable Rates and Upper Bounds,” Proc. of the Multiple-access Communications Conference (MACOM), Trento, Italy, Sep. 2011.

27. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Living in Symbiosis: On Achievable Rates of an Oblivious Interference System and a Cognitive System,” Proc. of the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Barcelona, Spain, August 2011.

28. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “The Capacity Region of the Linear-Shift Deterministic Y-Channel,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Saint-Petersburg, Russia, July 2011.

29. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “On the Capacity of the 2-user Gaussian MAC Interfering with a P2P Link,” Proc. of the European Wireless Conference, Vienna, Austria, Apr. 2011.

30. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “On the Capacity of a Class of Multi-user Interference Channels,” Proc. of the International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Aachen, Germany, Feb. 2011.

31. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “The Capacity Region of the 3-User Gaussian Interference Channel with Mixed Strong-Very Strong Interference,” Proc. of the International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Aachen, Germany, Feb. 2011.

32. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Achievable Rates and Upper Bounds for the Interference Relay Channel,” Proc. of the 44th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, Nov. 2010 (invited).

33. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “From Non-causality to Causality: Degrees of Freedom of the Interference Relay Channel,” Proc. of the 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, USA, Mar. 2010.

34. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “Interference Channel with Delay : Noisy interference” Proc. of the International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Bremen, Germany, Feb. 2010.

35. A. Chaaban and A. Sezgin, “On the Transmit Strategy for the Interference MIMO Relay Channel in the Low Power Regime,” Proc. of the International ITG Conference on Source and Channel Coding (SCC), Siegen, Germany, Jan. 2010.

36. V. Sidorenko, A. Chaaban, C. Senger, and M. Bossert, “On Extended Forney-Kovalev GMD Decoding,” Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Info. Theory (ISIT), Seoul, Korea, July 2009.